Minka Kelly is Friday Night Lights Actress

January 11, 2010
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Friday Night Light actress Minka Kelly has a lot to celebrate today. Word on the street is Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter are getting married, lucky girl. I have more on the girl next door beauty and her Yankee short stop, including some pictures and a video below.

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Thanks to Minka Kelly, Derek Jeter is officially off the market. The two have set a November 5th wedding date, which will not conflict with the World Series. That is good news for us Yankee fans. The couple will wed in the Long Island at the Oheka Castle, which just so happens to be the same place Kevin Jonas wed last month. Although they have been dating since 2008 both Kelly and Jeter have been very quiet about the relationship. She even prefers to watch Yankee games from his private suite as opposed to sitting with the players wives and enduring the spotlight. Clearly she isn’t dating him for the publicity now is she.

Kelly is best known for her role as cheerleader Lyla Garrity on the NBC critically acclaimed show Friday Night Lights. Although the show has suffered in the ratings it has a cult like following with fans and Minka is a huge part of that. With her beautiful looks and killer acting skills she quickly became a fan favorite. Tell you what it must be nice to be Minka, she gets to hook up with hunky Taylor Kitsch, a.k.a Tim Riggins, Friday Night Lights, on the small screen and then landed Jeter in real life, not bad. Friday Night Lights is set to return next summer on NBC. I for one can not wait, it has been far too long.

Before bursting on the screen in Friday Night Lights, Kelly worked as a surgical technician while taking acting classes. She also starred on The WB show What I Like About You, and recently had a small role in film 500 Days of Summer.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/JDH/Nikki Nelson/Dan Jackman/Dimitri Halkidis/Homero Tercero

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